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Please use the link below to pay cremation permits.

Pay Online for Cremation Permits 

If you have questions about cremation permits please contact the Lake County Clerks office

Lake County Medical Examiner’s Office                                                 
Mid Michigan Medical Examiner Group 



DEATH CERTIFICATE REQUESTS- Please send requests through the State of Michigan Electronic Death Registration (EDRS) to Dr. Paul Wagner

RECORDS REQUESTS & Supplementals - Please email:  records@mmmeg.org

CREMATION PERMIT REQUESTS - Lake County policy is a $50 permit fee.  Fees are to be paid in advance as detailed below.

1. Primary Care Physician Death Certificates signed for Medical Examiner Cremation Permit Request:

a. Please Obtain Signature of Primary Care Physician on the Death Certificate

b. Please Pay Fee for Cremation Permit:

i. Please go to the following link ​​Pay Online for Cremation Permits  to pay for cremation permits or visit the Clerk's       

Office to Prepay.PLC:  7044 (Lake County Register of Deeds)

ii.  Name of Deceased

iii.  Payment Type (Cremation Permits) 

iv. Cremation Permit Amount: $50

vi. Payer Name, Address, Email and Phone Number

c. Please Use EDRS (Electronic Death Registration System)for the Official Cremation Permit Request to Dr. Paul Wagner  

d. Please Send Receipt of Payment with name of decedent to the Medical Examiner’s office at 

main@mmmeg.org  or fax 231-440-0806.  Be sure to include your email address and/or fax number.

e.  A cremation permit review will be conducted and requests fulfilled via EDRS.  Our Policy is a 24hr turnaround period.  Please call if you have an extenuating circumstance or email the Medical Examiner office main@mmmeg.org

2. Medical Examiner signed Death Certificates for Cremation Permit Requests:

  1. All of section one above with the addition of including a request for a Death Certificate via EDRS (Electronic Death Registration System) for the Medical Examiner to complete and sign via EDRS.
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